The Donation Land Claim Act of 1850 (ch. 76, 9 Stat. 496, September 27, 1850), sometimes known just as the Donation Land Act, was a statute enacted by the Congress of the United States intended to promote homestead settlement in the Oregon Territory in the Pacific Northwest (comprising the present-day states of Oregon, Washington, and Idaho). Events 489 - Odoacer attacks Theodoric at the Battle of Verona and is defeated again For the game see 1850 (board game. 1850 ( MDCCCL) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link The United States Congress is the bicameral Legislature of the federal government of the United States of America, consisting of two houses Broadly defined homesteading is a lifestyle of simple agrarian Self-sufficiency. The Oregon Territory is the name applied both to the unorganized Oregon Country claimed by both the United States and Britain (but normally referred to The Pacific Northwest is a region in the northwest of North America (the term refers to the land not the ocean Oregon ( is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. Washington ( is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. The State of Idaho ( is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States of America. The law, which is considered a forerunner of the later Homestead Act, brought thousands of settlers into the new territory, swelling the ranks of the emigrants on the Oregon Trail. The' Homestead Act' was a United States Federal law that gave an applicant freehold title to 160 Acres (one quarter section or about 65 Hectares "Emigrant" redirects here For the Butterflies, see Catopsilia. Pioneers traveled across the Oregon Trail, one of the main overland migration routes on the North American Continent, in wagons in order to settle new parts of the 7,437 patents were issued under the law until its expiration on December 1, 1855. Events 800 - Charlemagne judges the accusations against Pope Leo III in the Vatican Year 1855 ( MDCCCLV) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Common year
The law was largely the result of Samuel R. Thurston, the Oregon territorial delegate to Congress. Samuel Royal Thurston ( April 17, 1815 &ndash April 6, 1851) was an American pioneer lawyer and politician The act, which became law on September 27, 1850, granted 160 acres (1. Events 489 - Odoacer attacks Theodoric at the Battle of Verona and is defeated again For the game see 1850 (board game. 1850 ( MDCCCL) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link 3 km²) to every unmarried white male citizen eighteen or older, and 320 acres (2. 6 km²) to every married couple, arriving in the Oregon Territory before December 1, 1850. Events 800 - Charlemagne judges the accusations against Pope Leo III in the Vatican For the game see 1850 (board game. 1850 ( MDCCCL) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link In the case of a married couple, the husband and wife each owned half in their own name. The law was one of the first that allowed married women in the United States to hold property under their own name. Half-blood Native Americans were also eligible for the grant. Native Americans in the United States are the indigenous peoples from the regions of North America now encompassed by the continental United States A provision in the law granted half the amount to those who arrived after the 1850 deadline but before 1854. Year 1854 ( MDCCCLIV) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Common year Claimants were required to live on the land and cultivate it for four years to own it outright.
The provisional government formed at Champoeg had limited land claims in the hope of preventing land speculation. Champoeg (ʃæmˈpuːi sham-POO-ee or historically as sham poo' eg is a former town in the U The Organic Act of the Oregon Territory had granted 640 acres (2. Territories of the United States are one type of political division of the United States, administered by the U 6 km²) to each married couple. The new law voided the previous statutes but essentially continued the same policy and was worded in such a way as to legitimize existing claims. One such claim legitimized by the act was that of George Abernethy, who had been elected to the governorship in the days of the provisional government. George Abernethy ( October 7, 1807 - March 2, 1877) was an American pioneer notable entrepreneur and first Governor of Oregon His claim became famous for Abernethy Green, where new emigrants camped at the end of the Oregon Trail while seeking a piece of land for themselves.
Claims under the law were granted at the federal land office in Oregon City. Oregon City was the first city in the United States west of the Rocky Mountains to be incorporated The most famous patent granted at the Oregon City land office was the plat for the city of San Francisco, which had to be sent up the coast from California by ship. A plat consists of a Map, drawn to scale showing the divisions of a piece of land The City and County of San Francisco is the fourth most populous city California ( is a US state on the West Coast of the United States, along the Pacific Ocean. The claims of the land were surveyed by the Surveyor General of Oregon, an office created out of the law. As part of the general survey, the Willamette Stone was placed just west of Portland, defining the Willamette Meridian. The Willamette Stone was a small stone Obelisk originally located in the western hills of Portland Oregon in the United States. The Willamette Stone was a small stone Obelisk originally located in the western hills of Portland Oregon in the United States.
After the 1854 cut-off date, land in Oregon was no longer free but was sold at a price of $1. 25 an acre ($3. 09/hectare) with a limit of 320 acres (1. 3 km²) in any one claim. In the following years the price was raised and the maximum size of a claim was progressively lowered. In 1862 Congress passed the Homestead Act which was largely designed to encourage settlement on the Great Plains but applied to Oregon as well. The' Homestead Act' was a United States Federal law that gave an applicant freehold title to 160 Acres (one quarter section or about 65 Hectares The Great Plains are the broad expanse of Prairie and Steppe which lie east of the Rocky Mountains in the United States and Canada